Top Five Electric Cars In 2021

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In the next few years, the car industry will be experiencing massive change. More and more companies are moving toward electric vehicles, with an estimated 20% of the market being electric by 2021. While most major car manufacturers are developing new models, some new entrants into the market have stepped up to take their place in the top five spots in 2021. Here’s who we think makes it to the top.

Nissan Leaf

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When Nissan first launched its Leaf, it got plenty of attention—most of it good. Over time, though, competitors have found electric vehicles with more range and longer-lasting batteries. With an upcoming redesign and rumors that a second-generation model is already in development, Nissan’s electric car will remain competitive for at least another few years. Prices start around $28,000 (after federal tax credit), and customers are eligible for HOV lane stickers on California highways.

Tesla Model 3

Tesla is arguably one of, if not the most influential car manufacturers today. This all started with Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Model S sedan, which changed electric cars forever. Now a range of EVs are available from various manufacturers, but it was Musk and his crew that got us here in the first place. The Model 3 is without a doubt one of Musk’s most oversized vehicles to date, but also one of his most important as well. This time around, Tesla isn’t just taking on other luxury sedans. It’s going up against more mainstream automakers like Ford and GM with an affordable electric car for everyday people.

Volkswagen ID

Will it be better than its nameplate suggests? The newly unveiled electric car has several impressive features, but perhaps its most significant selling point is that it’s based on Volkswagen’s new MEB electric platform. That means we can expect it to have a range between 250-310 miles, which could make it one of only two long-range electric cars, alongside Tesla Model 3 (which has an EPA-rated range of 310 miles)—at its introduction. Other specs include 130mph top speed and 1,000Nm torque. For comparison, Tesla’s Model X can only go 125mph with up to 713Nm torque. 

Hyundai Kona EV

The Kona EV is a luxury SUV, so you’ll get decent cargo space and seating for five. The range is about 250 miles, according to Hyundai. The company says charging takes 2 hours at a 100 kW DC fast charger or 13 hours on a Level 2 charger; expect 4 hours for 6 miles of range on a household outlet. Prices have not been announced yet but are expected to be around $35,000. Next year, the Kona EV goes on sale in California and Oregon, with other states following soon after.

Kia Niro EV

Kia will follow in Hyundai’s footsteps with its own Niro EV crossover. The automaker is far behind Tesla and other leading EV manufacturers. Still, it will make up for a lost time by offering a wide range of electrified vehicles: sedans, SUVs, crossovers, hybrids—all electrified. The Kia Niro EV will be one of those cars; its prototypes hit the roads last year, and production is expected to start late next year. It has a driving range between 250 and 300 miles on a single charge.

Final Lines

Although electric cars are still a tiny part of our future, many people wonder if they’ll take over soon. With these predictions from industry insiders, you can be sure that we’re going to see lots of changes coming for these types of vehicles. Keep an eye out! It looks like electric cars are here to stay!

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